Tuesday, August 16, 2011
UCLA's QB decision to come when 'prudent'
By Peter Yoon
UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said Tuesday that the quarterback competition between Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut remains in full swing despite Brehaut's sprained foot.
Brehaut is out indefinitely, but that won't automatically give Prince the job, Neuheisel said.
"I’ve got a wealth of information as to which guy is going to be the first trigger puller and I’ll make that decision when it’s prudent," Neuheisel said. "I’m going to wake up one day and say this is the day."
Neuheisel said Brehaut's injury is not serious and he expected Brehaut to continue to push for the starting job as soon as he returns.
"He’ll be back and he’s played a lot so I expect him to be sharp when he returns," Neuheisel said.
Which, if that is the case, would only serve to make both players -- and the team -- better because of the strong competition.
"I want to keep the competition going as long as I can keep it going, see how people respond to different things that happen during the course of competition," Neuheisel said. "When people have a bad day how do they come back from it. When people have a good day, how do they respond? Do they get hungrier? Those are the kind of things I want to keep evaluating before I make a call."